a little piece of mind, Behaviour, Dog Aggression, Dogs, growling, help, mindfulness, pulling on the lead, Recall training, Walking

The magic is in the understanding.

In this example we will use lack of recall. Your dog knows it name and will respond very well when he/she decides they want to. All our dog's behaviours can be changed by helping them to become more responsive to us. In order for our dogs to become more responsive to us, we just need… Continue reading The magic is in the understanding.

Dog Aggression, Dogs, help, pulling on the lead, Rescue dogs, scared of dogs, training, Uncategorized

Trust your dog

I find that sometimes I am  so busy trying to control and understand my dog's and my clients dog's behaviour, I forget trust is a 2 way thing. Most of us understand that in order for our dogs to respond us to us, they need to trust us, but what about our trust in them.… Continue reading Trust your dog

Behaviour, Dog Aggression, Dogs, help, Puppies, Rescue dogs, scared of dogs, talking dog, training, Uncategorized

Curious about your dog’s behaviour

Are you looking to improve your dog's behaviour ? Sometimes something as simple as your frame of mind will help. I often see clients who are in a state of panic regarding their dog's behaviour. They have a lovely calm, cuddly dog at home that turns into  a crazy dog as soon as they step… Continue reading Curious about your dog’s behaviour

Behaviour, Dog Aggression, Dogs, growling, help, training, Uncategorized

Why we should be encouraging our dogs to growl……!

Ok, let me clarify I don't want you to actively put your dog in situations that you know will cause them to growl, however........ Growling is often the last warning that any dog will give you before they bite. It's really important that we do not reprimand our dogs for trying to communicate with us.… Continue reading Why we should be encouraging our dogs to growl……!

Behaviour, Dog Aggression, Dogs, help, kids, scared of dogs, training, Uncategorized

Are you scared of dogs?

I was inspired while at a party this weekend to write about how many people find dogs scary. Having worked with hundreds of dogs in the last 12 years, if I am really honest,  it's not something I ever really think about! However, I have spent a bit of time in a few Edinburgh schools… Continue reading Are you scared of dogs?

Behaviour, Dog Aggression, Dogs, help, training

WHICH DOG BREED IS THE MOST DANGEROUS? Guest Blog written by Tony Knight

Picture the scene: you are walking down the street, minding your own business. All of a sudden, a stranger walks right up and stands very close to you, maybe even putting their arms around you. What is your first reaction? Do you feel instantly loved? Chances are you actually feel incredibly uncomfortable, maybe even under… Continue reading WHICH DOG BREED IS THE MOST DANGEROUS? Guest Blog written by Tony Knight